Pictured: Representative Ted Strickland (OH)
Representative Ted Strickland is one of the eight members of the House Health Subcommittee now cosponsoring the National Nurse Act of 2006. He is also a member of the House Nursing Caucus. Here is his statement on HR 4903:
I am proud to offer my support to the National Nurse Act of 2006. Establishing the Office of the National Nurse with H.R. 4309 is a strong step toward meeting some important goals, namely encouraging more individuals to enter this wonderful profession and promoting public health. The nursing shortage is critical, and the Office of the National Nurse will aid in recruiting new nurses as well as encouraging nurses to share their knowledge and experience by teaching in schools of nursing.
The importance of nursing cannot be overstated, and having the Office of the National Nurse will give nurses' priorities the national attention they deserve. I commend Rep. Capps for introducing this legislation.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, June 26, 2006